MBA in International Business

All Schiller International University locations are ideal for graduate programs in International Business Administration. They offer accessibility to regional and world headquarters of numerous multinational corporations. The wealth of information available in public libraries, embassies, high commissions and various international organizations makes important contributions to Schiller International University’s programs of study in business.

Additionally, earning your MBA degree in International Business online will allow you the flexible option to take classes from anywhere, anytime!

Coursework for the Master of Business Administration degree emphasizes the detailed aspects of:

  • International marketing
  • Psychology of marketing
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Linguistic, social, economic, and political conditions
  • Business administration

There is an increased need for executives who can effectively navigate the interests of multinational corporations when dealing with international clients and suppliers. With the right education, you can become an important part of a business team.

Offered at the following campuses:
Tampa Bay, Heidelberg, Madrid, Paris, and Online

MBA IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

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The 45 credit program leading to the MBA degree in International Business may be completed in a minimum of 15 months. Students may transfer from one campus to the other and complete their degree requirements. Students with a Bachelor degree in other fields may need to complete MBA preparatory courses. This program may also be completed online.

Admission

Completion of one of the following: a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration degree, or its equivalent; a Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, with a major in business studies or economics, provided that core courses in the following areas have been completed: Economics, Statistics, Business Law, Marketing, Management, and Accounting; or a Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, in a non-business field, followed by a postgraduate diploma in business, which fulfills the requirements of the MBA preparatory program at Schiller or its equivalent elsewhere; or by undergraduate or graduate core courses in the above listed areas.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 45 semester credits at the graduate level composed of courses listed as follows with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Graduate students must also successfully complete a comprehensive master’s thesis. Graduates of the MBA in International Business program will be able to:

1. Apply general business skills and practices to international markets.
2. Demonstrate the communication skills needed in today’s business environment.
3. Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others in the workplace.
4. Research and analyze secondary data related to the international business environment.

Required Core Course Credits: 45

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the impact that individual and group behavior can have on organizational performance. It will stress differences in organization behavior across cultures. The course will also focus on the key factors that affect and shape organizational behavior. It will provide: practical examples; exercises and simulations; and methods for problem solving on behavioral issues.
This course in business economics is an essential tool that enhances a manager’s ability to make effective economic decisions. Because understanding concepts is more important than memorizing technics, this course describes both theory and practice so students understand how to produce and apply information that is useful in day-to-day decision making. This course emphasizes the applicability of economic theory to both the business/internal dynamics of the business and the external circumstance under which businesses operate. The course provides the necessary knowledge, tools and understanding of economic discourse as a basis for the study of business as well as a background of the basic economic principles relevant to business.
This course is an essential tool that enhances a manger’s ability to make effective economic decisions. Because understanding concepts is more important than memorizing techniques, this course describes both theory and practice so students understand how to produce and apply information that is useful in day-to-day decision making. This course deals with all business sectors – nonprofit, retail, wholesale, service, selling and administrative situation as well as manufacturing. The focus is on planning and controlling decisions, not on product costing for inventory valuation and income determination. Management accounting is the process of identifying, measuring, accumulating, analyzing, preparing, interpreting and communicating information that helps mangers fulfill organizational objectives. This course builds upon the student’s basic understanding of financial and managerial accounting by exploring in more depth the essential concepts of managerial accounting, including ratio analysis, budgeting and cost measurement.
The collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market, the financial crisis and the global economic crisis make it more important than ever for students and managers to understand the role that finance plays in a global economy, in their own companies, and in their own lives. This course is designed to help students prepare for a changed world. The course combines theory and practical implications. An understanding of finance theory is essential for anyone developing and/or implementing effective financial strategies. The course begins by reviewing fundamental concepts, including background on the economic and financial environment, financial statements, and the time value of money, bond valuation, risk analysis, and stock valuation. With that background the course moves to specific techniques and decision rules that can be used to help maximize the value of the organization.
This course is focused on the process by which a company from any country can creatively adapt to the international environment within which they operate relative to the marketing concept and strategic aspects of marketing management. The course provides comprehensive coverage of the marketing mix, including various types of entry modes and channels. It also addresses aspects of the changing international marketing environment. Special attention is focused on the techniques and tools for effective decision making in the international marketing environment with practice case examples.
This course is designed to help students develop the essential skills needed to formulate and implement successful strategic moves in the new competitive and interlaced global environment. Students will come to understand that successful multinational managers view the world as an integrated market where competition and collaboration evolve from anyone and anywhere. This course considers how cultural differences affect strategies and operations and gives the student an appreciation of how social institutions such as the economic system, the polity, the education system, and religion play an important role in any multinational operation. This course emphasizes specific techniques utilized by a multinational firm; its strategy, marketing, finances, decision- making, organization, communication, planning and control.
This course provides an introduction to the basic methods and models of production management and operations research. The course addresses inventory control and demand forecasting. The course places emphasis on analytical techniques of POM and modern topics such as lean production involving just-in0time systems, computer-integrated manufacturing, etc.
This course focuses on how managerial thinking influences strategy formation and implementation. The importance of change and the needed for managerial dynamic thinking and the importance of organization learning are reviewed. The case study approach integrates the various disciplines associated with management such as accounting, finance, human resources utilization, and organization behavior. This is the capstone course is a comprehensive course that addresses issues ranging from corporate governance and social responsibility to competitive strategy, functional strategy and strategic alliances.
Business research is a systemic inquiry that provides information to guide managerial decisions. It is a process of planning, acquiring, analyzing, and disseminating relevant data, information and insights to decision makers. This course is designed to give students experience in a wide range of methodological and fieldwork activities involved in an actual piece of research. The main stages in historical, social science and business research are addressed. This course prepares a student for various research projects using empirical research methods including formulation of a research problem statement, literature and theoretic review, research design, data collection and fieldwork and construction of and development of a solid research project. Ethics is also addressed.
This course provides an in-depth look at how today’s business organizations use information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives. Information systems are one of the major tools available to managers for achieving operational excellence, developing new products and services, improving decision making, and achieving competitive advantage. This course introduces the students to electronic data processing systems and techniques in the context of organizational management information systems.
This course is designed to take a strategic approach to marketing by outlining the major dimensions of the global business environment. The course will focus on a set of conceptual and analytical tools that prepare students to successfully apply the four Ps to global marketing. The course will help the student develop international strategies in planning market research and control with regards to legal, cultural and economic factors involved in crossing border. Ethics, corporate social responsibility and social responsiveness in the globalization era are also addressed.
This course focuses on how managerial thinking influences strategy formation and implementation. The importance of change and the needed for managerial dynamic thinking and the importance of organization learning are reviewed. The case study approach integrates the various disciplines associated with management such as accounting, finance, human resources utilization, and organization behavior. This is the capstone course is a comprehensive course that addresses issues ranging from corporate governance and social responsibility to competitive strategy, functional strategy and strategic alliances.
This course focuses on HRM in a multinational setting in term of human resource activities, types of employees and countries of operation. The complexity of operating in different countries and employing different national categories of workers is a key variable that differentiates domestic and international HRM, rather than any major difference between HRM activities performed. The course familiarizes the student with the basic functions of HR including staffing, recruiting, training and development, compensation, employee relations and performance management with an emphasis on the international environment.
This course emphasizes private and public law. The private law applicable to international business transactions includes the law of international sales, trade finance and letters of credit, licensing and distribution agreements, agreements with foreign sales representatives and other governing law. Public international law includes conventions, treaties and agreements among nations that make up the legal framework within which international business take place. The treaties of the European Union, the GATT agreement, the agreements of the World Trade Organization and NAFTA are prime sources of public international business law. Public international law provides the basis for government regulation of international business. It affects the environment within which a firm develops its international business strategies, and establishes the organization’s responsibility to national laws and administrative regulations. Legal concerns including ethics and social responsibility will be addressed throughout the course.
This course reflects the vital importance of effective communication skills to success in management. This course covers the of basic business communications principles, focusing on communicating economically, accurately, and cogently. Communications strategies to meet business situations that managers encounter are also addressed. Students analyze cases and compose appropriate business communications.
Total Credits: 45

 

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